Monday, September 15, 2014

Merry Christmas! - The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge - Anything Goes

It's time for another challenge at The Paper Nest Dolls and as always it is Anything Goes!


Challenges:
Hobbybook - Girly (3 entries only)
We Do Doobadoo - Feminine
One Stitch At a Time - Use a Die (3 entries only)
Di's Digis - Stripes or Checks
Sweet Stampin - Spots and Stripes
Cute Card Thursday - Too Cute!
Paper Creator Crafts - Christmas (3 entries only)
CRAFT - Christmas (5 entries only)
Dream It Up - Christmas
My Perfect Life - Christmas
Christmas Card Challenges - Christmas
Crafty Hazelhuts Christmas Extra - Christmas
Brown Sugar - Celebrations
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper - Patterned Paper
Treasured Times - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes



Card Recipe:
Image - Christmas Flower Ellie
Paper - A Very Merry Christmas by The Paper Studio
Sentiment - The Paper Studio
Medium - Copic Markers
Flowers - Recollections
Die - Sizzix
Glitter - Stickles Icicle





I added Icicle Stickles as they are the chunkiest I have to make the look of sparkly fur on her coat and hat and I really like the way it turned out and hope you do too!

Katie

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Autumn Splendor - PIO #37 - Aurora Wings - Feathers and/or Flowers

Good morning and I have a piece of Autumnal beauty for you today in my card for our Flowers and/or Feathers challenge at Pile It On!
We are sponsored by Aurura Wings and I got to color the gorgeous Poppy Elf by Aurora Wings and she is fabulous!


Challenges:
Eclectic Paperie - Fall (3 entries only)
Die Cuttin Divas - Photo Inspiration (Fall) and Dies
Add a Little Dazzle - Fall Inspirational Photo
DL Art - Fall
Simply Create Too - Fall/Autumn
Seemcrafts - Autumn
Bearly Mine - Autumn Colors
Stampavie and More - Autumn Colors
Milk Coffee - Colors of Autumn (3 entries only)
Mema's Crafts - Fall Colors
Creative Moments - Fall Colors
Creative Colors - Yellow, Orange, White and Twine
A Little Bit Crafty - Distress It
Lia Stampz - Feminine/Girly (1 entry only)
Hobbybook - Girly (3 entries only)
Crafting with Dragonflies - Girly and Lacy
Delicious Doodles - Fancy and Frilly
Oldie but a Goodie - Stitching (old items are papers)
Our Daily Bread - Stitch It (1 entry only)
Penny's Challenge - Stitching (mine is faux)
Fantastic Tuesday - Add a Button
Crafty Sentiments - Spots (on the paper and the image)
Alphabet Challenge - P is for Pretty Petals
Aurora Wings Facebook Challenge - Anything Goes
Divas by Design - Anything Goes (2 entries only)
4 Krafty Girlz - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Ladybug Crafts - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Crafty Bloggers - Anything Goes (3 entries only)


Card Recipe:
Image - Poppy Elf by Aurora Wings
Medium - Copic Markers
Paper - Sassafras Mix and Mend, Echo Park Perfect Summer and Jillbean Soup Cold Avocado Soup
Sentiment - The Paper Studio
Doily Die - English Tea Party by Cheery Lynn Designs
Flowers - Recollections
Trim and Lace - Hobby Lobby
Button - Unknown
Twine - The Twinery







I hope you like her and will go over to Pile It On! and see the other fabulous creations including some gorgeous work from the Aurora Wings Design Team!

Katie

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Carve Out Some Good Times - Digital Delights - Pumpkin Scottie

Stepping into Fall with my latest card for Digital Delights and you are in for a treat as he sure is a cutie!

Challenges:
Eclectic Paperie - Fall (3 entries only)
Delicious Doodles - Colors of Autumn
Stampavie and More - Autumn Colors
Come and Get It - Autumn in the Garden
Creative Moments - Fall Colors
Mema's Crafts - Fall Colors
Die Cuttin Divas - Photo Inspiration (Fall) and Dies
Add a Little Dazzle - Fall Inspirational Photo
Crafts 4 Eternity - Use a Digi (3 entries only)
Glitter N Sparkle - Use a Digi
One Stitch At a Time - Use a Die (3 entries only)
The Squirrel and the Fox - For a Male
Crafters Cafe - Card for a Child
Divas by Design - Anything Goes (2 entries only)
4 Krafty Girlz - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Crafty Bloggers - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
A Girl Who Crafts - Anything Goes (5 entries only)
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Robyn's Fetish - Anything Goes



Card Recipe:
Image - Pumpkin Scottie
Sentiment - Wicked Sentiment Set
Medium - Copic Markers
Paper - Tiny Woods by Kaiser Craft
Circle and Doily Dies - Lifestyle Crafts
Wooden Pumpkins - Hobby Lobby






I printed and colored 2 images of Scottie, cut them out and layered him, doesn't he look cute?
Be sure to drop by the Digital Delights Blog to see all the other wonderful samples from the super talented Design Team!


Katie

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

It's a Beautiful Day - Paper Nest Dolls Inspiration

Good Morning!
Today I have another card showcased on the Paper Nest Dolls blog and want to share it with you :)

Challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks - Stitching (mine is faux)
My Hearts Pieces - Use a Digi
Double Click Skittles - Animal (1 entry only)
Hobbybook - Girly (3 entries only)
Crafts 4 Eternity - Use a Digi (3 entries only)
Glitter N Sparkle - Use a Digi
One Stitch At a Time - Use a Die (3 entries only)
City Crafter - Butterflies
Creative Corner - Cute Animals
Patties Creations - Dog or Cat
Jelly Park - Pets/Animals
That Craft Place - Summer Colors
Cutie Pie - Two's Company
Stamp and Create - Circles or Dots (1 entry per week)
Robyn's Fetish - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
4 Krafty Girlz - Anything Goes (3 entries only)



Card Recipe:
Image - Avery with Sheepdog from Etsy
Paper - Chilled Cucumber Soup by Jillibean Soup
Sentiment - Colorbok
Medium - Copic Markers
Circle Die - We R Memory Keepers Nesting Circles Die Set
Stitched Square Die - Little B 10-Piece Nesting Squares
Bow Die - My Favorite Things Die-Namics Dainty Bows
Butterflies - Recollections
Flower Brads - The Eyelet Outlet






I really enjoyed coloring this one and I hope that you liked her too.

Katie

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Walking for Alzheimer's



Now I don't often post personal things on my blog but this is a cause close to our hearts in the Tate household and I would you to click and see if you would like to donate to this wonderful cause.

My husband lost his father to this cruel disease and is walking on September 6th to help raise money. You can find his donation page HERE
We appreciate your time and consideration.

Katie

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Digital Delights - New Releases - Bee Very Afraid

Ok, now I'm getting worried as this year is going so fast it will be Christmas before we know it!
But before we get to Christmas we have other holidays and one of my favorites is Halloween and the NEW RELEASES AT DIGITAL DELIGHTS feature fabulous new images and sentiments just for that holiday!
I got to use the adorable Bee Afraid and he is just so cute!

Challenges:
Fitztown - Banners/Pennants
Incy Wincy - Cute Critters
Love to Scrap - Let's Fly Away
CCC Digi - Digi and Wings
Natalie and Amy - Things with Wings
Aud's Sentiments - Sentiment other than Birthday (5 entries only)
Sister Act - Anything Goes
Art by Miran - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Crafting From the Heart - Anything Goes
Crafting Desert Divas - Anything Goes
Crafty Bloggers - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Digi Makeover - Anything Goes (must use digi)
Clear It Out - Anything Goes (stash is paper from last year)
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes (1 entry only)
Fantastic Tuesday - Anything Goes (square)
Loves Rubber Stamps - Anything Goes
A Girl Who Crafts - Anything Goes (5 entries only)





Card Recipe:
Image - Bee Afraid
Sentiment - Wicked Sentiment Set
Paper - Spooky Time Stack by DCWV
Medium - Copic Markers
Rhinestones - The Paper Studio
House Die - Manor House by Memory Box
Glitter Pen - Clear by Wink Of Stella







Unfortunately the camera didn't pick up the glimmer on the wings and moon from the Wink of Stella pen but it gives a soft subtle shimmer that really adds to the look.
You must run over to the Digital Delights Blog and see the other fabulous samples from the team to inspire your Halloween crafting.

Katie

Monday, September 1, 2014

BOO - Magnolia-Licious™ Fall Blog Hop

Happy Labor Day to all my US friends!
You will be glad you have a day off today (hopefully) as the team at Magnolia-Licious™ have a fabulous Blog Hop for you to enjoy!
We are all showing some Fall inspired projects so expect to see School, Pumpkins, Witches, anything that makes you think of Fall!
You should have come to me via Pattie Jo and I'm sure you loved her fabulous project! If you didn't then be sure to go back to the beginning at Magnolia-Licious™ so that you don't miss a spot!



Challenges:
All Crafts - Anything But a Card
Oldie but a Goodie - Anything But a Card
Left of Center - Alter It (the letters were chipboard to start with)
Patties Creations - Altered or Recycled
Frosted Designs - Break Out the Stamps
Crafts 4 Eternity - Bingo! (Paint, Blue (on Edwins pants) and Holiday (Halloween)
Marvelous Magnolia - Anything Goes (2 entries only)
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes (2 entries only)
Creative Corner - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Amusing Challenges - Anything Goes



Project Recipe:
Images - Summer Tilda with Flags, Gypsy Tilda, Sagittarius Tilda, Lucky Cowboy Edwin, Sherwood Edwin (link goes to mini), Edwin with Egg Basket, Tilda as a Clown, Bat Tilda and Pie Tilda
Letters - Craft Store
Rhinestones and Eye Brads - The Paper Studio
Ghost and Skeleton Stamps - Studio G
Glitter Paint - Folk Art Extreme Glitter Purple (I love this! the coverage is great and the sparkle just perfect)
Fence Punch - Spooky Fence by Martha Stewart
Bow Die - My Favorite Things Die-Namics Dainty Bows
Memory Box Dies - Graveyard Landscape, Ghastly Ghosts, Manor House, Perfect Pumpkins, Happy Halloween Border, Grim Cauldron and Spider Web Frame















Now you've seen my little piece of Halloween decor you must HOP ALONG to Suzi to see what wonderful creation she has in store!

I hope you enjoyed your little stop here and Happy Fall Y'all!

Katie



"More Than One Score at Scor-Pal" Challenge - Fun Storage Ideas

A new month means a new challenge at More Than One Score at Scor-Pal and this time we are looking for your "Fun Storage" themed projects.
You make an "Anything But a Card", a card with a fancy fold, anything as long as it has more than a single score and that you let us know where you used your Scor-Pal in the project.
I decided with the fact that the kids are back in school that a cute tote for all those pens, pencils, etc would make a great storage project!

Project Recipe:
Scoring Tool - Scor-Pal
Adhesive - Scor-Tape
Paper - The Grade School Stack by DCWV
Wooden Ruler - Anna's Crafts





Challenges:
All Crafts - Anything But a Card
Oldie but a Goodie - Anything But a Card
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Creative Corner - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Wags N Whiskers - Back to School/For a Teacher
Going Grey - Back to School
Pinspirational - Back to School
Milk Coffee - Back to School
DL Art - Back to School
Sweet 7 - Back to School
Craft Your Passion - Back to School
4 Crafty Chicks - Something Old (the paper), Something New (the ruler)
Just Add Ink - Color Inspiration (Rainbow)













Although I didn't use a tutorial (played it by ear really), there is a tutorial on the Scor-Pal site for a 6 Pack Caddy that has a very similar design to mine. Each of my sections is 2" by 2" with plenty of room for school supplies on your favorite students desk :)
So I hope you enjoyed looking at this and please check out all the other projects at More Than One Score at Scor-Pal and then join in with our challenge!


Katie

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Grow Old With Me - PIO #35 - The Paper Nest Dolls - Punch It Out

This week over at Pile It On! we're looking for projects following the theme "Punch It Out".
You can use Dies as well but for the entry to count it MUST have a punched item on it.
I used a border punch and my favorite butterfly punch :)
We are sponsored by The Paper Nest Dolls and got to use some of their cute images!

Challenges:
Dream Valley - Flowers (3 entries only)
The Shabby Tearoom - Celebrate with Flowers, Pink and Lace
Aud's Sentiments - Sentiment other than Birthday (5 entries only)
Moving Along with the Times - Stitch in Time (faux stitching)
Sassy Studios - All About the Love
A Creative Romance - A Touch of Kraft
Totally Gorjuss - Pearls
Crafts 4 Eternity - Bingo! (Old (paper and doily), Punch and Wedding)
Treasured Times - Anything Goes
Hiding in My Craft Room - Freestyle/Anything Goes (1 entry only)
Art by Miran - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Creative Corner - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes (2 entries only)
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Sister Act - Anything Goes



Card Recipe:
Image - Country Wedding
Medium - Copic Markers
Paper - Blanc Boutique by The Paper Studio
Sentiment - Joanns
Butterfly Punch - Martha Stewart
Border Punch - Martha Stewart
Lace - Antique shop (airbrushed with R00)
Fabric Flower - Recollections (airbrushed with R00)
Pearls - Bridal Dept








Oh how cute are this couple? I had a lot of fun creating with this image and I wanted it to be soft and a little dusty just like your favorite cowboy! I airbrushed the fabric flower and the lace to match the soft pink on the brides dress.
Now it's your turn to create and share with us at Pile It On!

Katie

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Pink Gem #127 - It's Summertime - Sunflower Sprinkles

It's time for another challenge at A Gem of A Challenge and our theme is "It's Summertime!"
Now you could do a beach scene, a day at the pool or like me a Summery scene with sunny Sunflowers!


Challenges:
Stamp and Create - Anything Goes (1 entry per week)
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Sister Act - Anything Goes
Art by Miran - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Aud's Sentiments - Sentiment other than Birthday (5 entries only)
Craft Your Passion - Summer Fun (3 entries only)
Dream Valley - Flowers (3 entries only)
The Sweetpea Stampers - Lots of Layers






Card Recipe:
Image - Sunflower Sprinkles
Paper - Spring Stack by DCWV
Sentiment - DCWV
Medium - Copic Markers
Butterflies - Mon Ami Gabi
Die Cut Border - The Paper Studio






Now I colored an additional sunflower and after fussy cutting the whole image I popped the flower on top for some extra dimension.
Now it's your turn, make the most of the rest of the Summer and join in with us at A Gem of A Challenge and Good Luck!

Katie